|Project by HauntedSpider||posted 02-21-2013 01:36 PM||2500 views||10 times favorited||15 comments|
This is my first project post here. I unfortunately don’t get to make as many things as I would like with fixing up my home and working full time but I get to make some things I enjoy at times.
This is a memorial flag case for my Grandfather. He passed away a few years back and was a WWII veteran. He served in the Battle of the Bulge and was fairly distinguished.
At his funeral they did a 21 gun salute, which isn’t normally 21 shots. In this case it was 15. Being that I got started in wood working with him, and I inherited his Shop Smith, I wanted to put it to good use.
The case is scratch built without plans, just a few pictures of some other style of cases I found online and a few sketches of my own.
The case incorporates a display below for his medals and a few of his things. It has gotten much fuller recently as my Grandmother has found more to put in it.
I drilled holes for the casings and polished and mounted them in the display. The Glass is permanently mounted as I channel cut, and finished the pieces before glueing with the glass inside.
The drawer has neo magnets to hold it closed. This was a Casket Flag so it is fairly large, about 15 tall and 22 wide.
Anyway, hope you enjoy the pictures and project.